Spring 2018 - 60710 - PA 384C – Public Management | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2018 - 60710 - PA 384C – Public Management

Public Management


KEY FEATURES:  Taught by former senior EPA administrator and state senator (who’s also a lawyer and PhD historian), All classes Friday Evening and Saturdays, “Front-Loading” to Minimize Demands after Spring Break, Longer Classes for Foundational Topics, Seasoned PM Visiting Presenters, Inter-Session “Gateway” in January (2 hrs)

MEETING DATES: “Gateway” (TBD mid-Jan.), Jan 20, Feb 2-3 and 16-17, Mar 2-3 and 23, Apr 7 and 20, May 4


Gateway to PM: 

TBD mid-January  

Course Logistics and Methods -- Introductions


Introducing PM:

Sat, Jan. 20, 9:00am-2:30pm (lunch@noon-12:30pm)  

PM Concepts - Career/Staff – Political Appointees                          


Public Organizations:

Fri, Feb. 2, 5:00-8:00pm/Sat, Feb. 3, 9:00am-2:30pm (lunch break)  

Organizational Theory/Culture - Organizational Change/Reform                           


Leading and Managing:

Fri, Feb. 16, 5:00-7:00pm/Sat, Feb. 17, 9:00am-2:30pm (lunch break)  

Leadership - Decision-Making                                                          


Getting Public Jobs Done:

Friday, Mar. 2, 5:00-8:00pm  

Performance Management

Sat, Mar. 3, 9:00am-12noon  

Public Contracting                                                      




Deploying Organizational Assets: 

Fri, Mar. 23, 5:00-8:00pm 

Human Capital Management                        

Sat, Apr. 7, 9:00am-2:30pm (lunch break) 

Financial Management -- IT Resources                                                                    


Discharging the Public Trust:

Fri, Apr. 20, 5:00-8:00pm 

Managing Ethically                                                                                                           


Applying PM to Private Organizations:

Fri, May 4, 5:00-8:00pm 

Managing the Non-Profit Organization                                                                                                        

SRH 3.220